PICNIC PERFECT

Make the most of sunny summer weather with outside entertaining.

 

SEASONAL CHEESE      PICNIC ESSENTIALS      BEVERAGE PAIRINGS      ENTERTAINING HOMEWARES

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picnic essentials

The ingredients for a picnic perfection.

SEASONAL FRUIT

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DELI ITEMS

From our homemade pesto (using Patricia's recipe with five different pecorinos and our three-year aged Parmigiano-Reggiano) to our taramasata, our kitchens make a range of deli products that serve as the perfect addition to any picnic.

 

, our shops offer a range of made in-house products to help you stock your fridge and pantry with the best quality essentials. 

Throughout the year our kitchen makes seasonal jams, chutneys, preserves & pickles. During the winter months, we begin with marmalades using the best citrus from Italy. As the seasons change, we specialise in summer fruit & bramble jams and herb jellies, moving onto spiced green tomato chutney, piccallili and onion marmalade – all perfect accompaniments to cold roast meats and mature farmhouse cheeses.

Other customer favourites include our homemade granola and muesli, our homemade hummus and taramasalata, and (when available) our cultured butter and the remaining buttermilk made by our cheesemonger Max.

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BREAD

No picnic is complete with a loaf of crusty bread - baguettes are some of our favourites for outside eating, but we have a range of

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seasonal CHEESE

The perfect summer cheeseboard - selected by Patricia. 

 
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MOTHAIS Á LA FEUILLE

POITOU-CHARENTES

UNPASTEURISED • TRADITIONAL RENNET

A thick white disc covered in a protective sycamore or vine leaf. Farmhouse made since the 19th century, the rind is wrinkled with a slight bloom, due to the high humidity in which it is initially matured. The pate is creamy and rich with a light aromatic earthy perfume. Upon further maturation the rind becomes drier and dots with blue and white moulds, and the taste, once subtle and lemony, becomes complex and more emphatic.

 
 

 

SAINT FÉLICIEN

LYONNAIS

UNPASTEURISED • TRADITIONAL RENNET

A soft, tender medallion-shaped cheese with a natural washed gold coat with patches of white and blue bloomy moulds after a little ripening. The inside pate is soft, golden, and lactic, with a fruity, almost blackcurrant acid edge. A lovely end of meal cheese.

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LANGRES

CHAMPAGNE

THERMISED • TRADITIONAL RENNET

Drum-shaped with a depressed, crater-like top (due to not turning the cheese during early affinage) with a soft, luminous, pale orange rind. Washed in Marc du Champagne, the interior pate is rich, moist, and spicy, and should be almost melting below the rind with a flaky centre. Match with a dry Champagne or a velvety smooth Gigondas.

 
 

 

BERKSWELL

WEST MIDLANDS

UNPASTEURISED • TRADITIONAL RENNET

Initially produced using two colanders as moulds, this cheese tastes fresh on first impact, becoming full and nutty as the flavour persists. With its natural washed and rubbed hard rind (dimpled from the basket moulds) this is very close – in age, taste, and aroma – to a French Pyrénées brebis. Young cheeses possess a sweet creaminess, but after five or so months maturing the cheeses become denser and crumblier in texture and the flavours grow more intense and rewarding.

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BEENLEIGH BLUE

TOTNES

PASTEURISED • VEGETARIAN RENNET

While this cheese is produced year-round it is distinctly seasonal due to the changing pasture conditions for the sheep. Initially intended as Britain's answer to Roquefort, this blue – in a roundabout and ultimately accidental way – perfectly showcases the concept of terroir. The pate, which is solid, rich, and slightly crumbling, has a soft tanginess, bordering on yoghurt and fresh nuts, that balances well with the pale blue veining. With age the cheese can develop a piquancy that marries well with English honeys. Dessert wines from the Pyrénées are optimal pairings.

 


BEVERAGE PAIRINGS

On a balmy day, there's nothing more refreshing than a glass of rosé or a bit of bubbles to lighten the ...

LA FROMAGERIE OWN LABEL CHAMPAGNE
36.00
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LUGANA SUPERIORE CAMPO SERÀ DOC 2016
18.35
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CHATEAU LE ROC
13.95
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LANGHE ARNEIS
17.05
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FALANGHINA
18.40
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FROMETON BIERE
7.80
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entertaining homewares

A few of our favourite things for summer entertaining.

CRANE C5 GRIDDLE
58.00
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Oak Serving Board - Large
45.00
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OPINEL CHEESE KNIFE & FORK
36.75
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BOTTLE OPENER
9.60
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BOSKA CHEESE KNIFE
12.85
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Oak Serving Board Small
29.00
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